Every town should have a listing where all plaques and memorials are located. Here is a story about how one town has done this..
“The panel, like the trail itself, is the result of a joint effort between Monmouth Civic Society and Monmouth Town Council and shows the locations of Monmouth’s 24 blue plaques.
Grahame Thomas, of the civic society, explained where the idea for such a panel came from.”
Click to read story from monmouth-today.co.uk 5/15/13
“An historical plaque, located at the intersection of River Road and Farrell’s Landing Road, tells visitors that on May 26, 1851, Horton Township council passed a bylaw supporting the building of a road across the township from the old wharf on the Ottawa River.”
Click to read story from yourottawaregion.com 5/14/13
“Litomerice, North Bohemia, May 14 (CTK) – The Litomerice district court has markedly softened the sentences that three men, all fugitives, previously received for stealing 824 bronze plaques from the graves of victims of Nazism at the Terezin National Cemetery, the court head Miroslav Kures told CTK Tuesday.”
Click to read story from Prague Daily Monitor 5/15/13
“MANY long-established station properties have dedicated graveyards for family members past, or scattered graves of long-gone workers, but “Coombing Park” has gone a step further.
“The historic Carcoar property now boasts a memorial garden where generations of owners and workers alike of the historic station are recognised and recorded for posterity in bronze.”
Click to read story from theland.com.au 5/12/13
“A rediscovered WWII US Marine Corps commemorative plaque has revived memories of the time when Derry played a vital role in winning the Battle of the Atlantic.
“A promise made in May 1943 that the plaque would be mounted in “an honoured position” will be fulfilled seventy years later when it goes on display, this weekend, at the Base One Europe-Beech Hill Camp Museum, located in the Beech Hill Country House Hotel, on the outskirts of Derry.”
Click to read story from derryjournal.com 5/10/13
“AN ABIDING interest in war history prompted John and Wendy Farrow to travel to France with John and Sue Mawson, Mr Farrow’s sister and her husband, visiting war graves.”
Click to read complete story from waginargus.com.au 5/8/13
“TACOMA, WASH. — The University of Washington Tacoma will commission a public sculpture for a memorial to capture the heritage of the historic Japanese Language School that was supported by a thriving Japanese American community that didn’t return to downtown after World War II.”
Click to read story from exit133.com 5/7/13
“The memorial plaque installed to commemorate the victims of a nail bomb at central London pub the Admiral Duncan, has disappeared.”
Click to read story by Joseph Patrick McCormick pinknews.co.uk 4/29/13
“GASTONIA, N.C. — Veterans are offended by the proposed name change for Gaston Memorial Hospital.”
Click to read story from wsoctv.com 4/25/13